Spotlight: Basic Invite—a truly custom paper invitation company

Hi everyone!

This is Winnie taking over for the week. We’ve teamed up with Basic Invite to give you the scoop about my favorite way to create custom invitations for special events.

Make Your Party Special with Basic Invite

I love my daughters. Family is my priority and it means the world to me to see my daughters happy. When there’s a special occasion such as a baby’s birthday or graduation, I enjoy hosting and marking these milestones with a party. We live in the digital age and as such, are faced with the decision of sending out online invitations versus paper invitations. Yes, organizing a party with online invitations can be easier and less costly, but with these benefits come drawbacks. Online invitations do not convey the same sense of gravitas as paper invitations. Paper invitations make the recipient feel valued and they send the message that this is a very special occasion. Additionally, paper invitations have more opportunity for customization in both look and feel. You can really give them your voice and your personality.


When I’m hosting a birthday party, I turn to Basic Invite first. Basic Invite offers extensive customization which allows birthday invitations to look and feel tailor-made. My absolute favorite feature is their unlimited color option. They are one of the few websites that allow customers to choose any color combination with instant previews online.

Once you select a design, you can change the color of each element on the invite to over 180 different choices so you can make sure the invitation looks perfect, down to the littlest detail. They offer kids birthday designs as well as simple birthday invitations which are ideal for everyone. Basic Invite is just as colorful with their envelopes as they are with their invitations. You can choose from over 40 different hues to make your invitation stand out even before it is opened.

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Most important, after customizing the invitation and envelope, you can order a printed sample of your actual invitation before you place your final order so you can see and feel it printed out. This has been a life saver for me, as there’ve been times when I was not sure if the online design would look as good on paper as it does on screen.

These are just a few benefits of Basic Invite’s paper invitations. For more details and to get started, visit their website at

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